TACKLING LABOUR MARKET INJUSTICE
AND ORGANISING WORKERS:
THE VIEW FROM A NORTHERN HEARTLAND
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This report, commissioned by Sheffield TUC and based on 42 interviews with workers, trade unionists and other stakeholders, examines the phenomena of low paid and precarious work in Sheffield.

It focuses on the factors driving the prevalence of such work (including the links with welfare reform), the experiences of workers in seven distinct employment sectors, as well as trade union responses to the challenges of organising in these areas.

The report also includes a major addition of a postscript focused on the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic and how this relates to the wider findings of this study.


Peter Thomas
Sheffield Hallam University

David Etherington
Staffordshire University

Bob Jeffery
Sheffield Hallam University

Ruth Beresford
Sheffield Hallam University

David Beel
Manchester Metropolitan University

Martin Jones
Staffordshire University

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Manchester Metropolitan University
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Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise
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